The University of Houston Law Center Faculty

Gavin  Clarkson

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Tribal Finance

Gavin Clarkson

Professor of Law

D.B.A. Harvard Business School
J.D. Harvard Law School (cum laude)
M.B.A. Rice University
B.A. Rice University

Dr. Gavin Clarkson earned a doctorate from the Harvard Business School in technology and operations management and was a cum laude graduate of the Harvard Law School, where he was the managing editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology and president of the Native American Law Students Association.

He joins the University of Houston Law Center from the University of Michigan, where he taught courses in the School of Information, School of Law, and Native American Studies. An enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Dr. Clarkson is the nation’s leading scholar on tribal finance and is widely respected for his extensive published research in both intellectual property management and Federal Indian Law, particularly tribal economic development. He has earned a number of grants from the National Science Foundation and other sources, and he will play an important role in expanding the nationally ranked Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law at the Law Center.

Dr. Clarkson previously served on the Computer Science faculty at Rice University from 1991 until 1998 and is quite excited about returning home to Texas.